One of the new wave movement’s most defining drummers passed on Monday. Alan Myers, who joined Devo in 1976 and was with the band for a decade, died from brain cancer.
One of the great comedy icons of the 1980s, Leslie Nielsen, passed away yesterday due to complications from pneumonia at age 84.
The same fans of the late Michael Hutchence who wanted to give the legendary INXS frontman a number one hit on his 50th birthday and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame are organizing an effort to get music media outlets in the US, UK and Australia to offer tributes on the 13th anniversary of his death on November 22nd.
We are saddened to hear of the death of world-renowned photographer Stan Shaffer earlier today. Not only was he a great artist, he was a good man and a devoted husband.
Producer and music-mix whiz Malcolm McLaren dies at 64.
Corey Haim is found dead in his home at age 38.
Doug Fieger, former lead singer of The Knack, lost his battle with cancer this morning at age 57. Fieger and the Knack mainstreamed the “new wave sound” of rock in 1979 when they hit #1 with “My Sharona.” UPDATE: A quite posted on The Knack’s official website: “Our hearts are broken, we will miss you […]
A retrospect to the great John Hughes on the Revenge of the 80s Radio website/blog.
Comedic actor Dom DeLuise passed away in his sleep last night. Movie fans of the 80s will always remember him as the great super-hero Captain Chaos/Victor Prizm in the first two Cannonball Run movies, in which he co-starred with Burt Reynolds (the two were a quite interesting comedy team).
Members of the Classic Alternative music world have been reflecting on the passing of Pylon Guitarist and Founding Member Randal Bewley, who died this week after suffering a heart attack on Monday while driving, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.